Women Animal Rights Activists

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Throughout history, there have been many women animal rights activists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female animal rights activists such as Angelina Jolie, Betty White, Pamela Anderson, Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot.The women animal rights activists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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Joanna Lumley
(Actress)
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Birthdate: May 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Srinagar

Joanna Lumley is a British actress and prolific activist. In recognition of her work as part of the Gurkha Justice Campaign, Joanna is fondly called as the daughter of Nepal in Nepal. Also known for supporting various other charity organizations and animal welfare groups, Joanna Lumley was appointed an OBE in the 1995 New Year Honours by the queen.

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Linda McCartney
(American Photographer, Musician, Animal Rights Activist and Vegetarian Cook Book Author)
Linda McCartney
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Birthdate: September 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: April 17, 1998
Linda McCartney, the first wife of Paul McCartney, formed the band Wings with her husband, after the Beatles disbanded. An animal rights activist, she wrote several vegetarian cookbooks, apart from launching Linda McCartney Foods. She was also a skilled photographer and published a photo book. She died of breast cancer.  
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Carole Baskin
( CEO of Big Cat Rescue)
Carole Baskin
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Birthdate: June 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bexar County, Texas, United States

Carole Baskin gained recognition after being featured in a documentary series titled Tiger King, which follows her feuds with private zoo operator Joe Exotic. As the CEO of a non-profit animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue, Carole condemns private zoos. She has also been the subject of conspiracy theories pertaining to the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis.

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Brigitte Bardot
(French Actress and Singer Known for Her Films: ‘And God Created Woman’ and ‘Viva Maria!’)
Brigitte Bardot
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Birthdate: September 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

Brigitte Bardot is a French former singer and actress. One of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, Bardot remains a major pop culture icon despite quitting the entertainment industry in 1973. Bardot is credited with popularizing the bikini. She also popularized the town of Armação dos Búzios and the city of St. Tropez in Brazil.

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Doris Day
(One of the Biggest Film Stars of Golden Age of Hollywood )
Doris Day
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Birthdate: April 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 13, 2019
Doris Day began her career singing with the Les Brown Band and as a solo artist. As an actor, she delivered many hits with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She is remembered as a legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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Carrie Symonds
(British Media Advisor and Wife of Boris Johnson Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Carrie Symonds
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Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Sheen, South London
Carrie Symonds, the fiancée of British prime minister Boris Johnson, is the first unmarried partner of a prime minister to stay at 10 Downing Street. A former Conservative Party press officer, she now works with Oceana. She was the youngest victim to testify against serial sexual offender John Worboys. 
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Elaine Hendrix
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Birthdate: December 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
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Jo Anne Worley
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Birthdate: September 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lowell, Indiana, United States
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Olga Tokarczuk
(Polish Writer Best Known for Her Novel 'Flights' and Winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Olga Tokarczuk
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Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sulechów, Poland

Olga Tokarczuk is a Polish writer and public intellectual. She is one of the most critically acclaimed authors of her generation in Poland. She was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first female Polish writer to receive the honor. Her works have been translated into almost 40 languages. She is also a clinical psychologist. 

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Charlotte Ross
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Birthdate: January 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, USA
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Maneka Gandhi
(Politician, Member of Parliament 'Lok Sabha')
Maneka Gandhi
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Birthdate: August 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Maneka Gandhi is an Indian politician, environmentalist, and animal rights activist. She is credited with inspiring several individuals towards social entrepreneurship. Maneka Gandhi is best known as an animal rights leader for which she has received several international awards. She is also credited with establishing an animal welfare organization named People for Animals.

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Pamelyn Ferdin
(Actress, Animal Rights Activist)
Pamelyn Ferdin
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Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Ingrid Newkirk
(President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Ingrid Newkirk
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Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United Kingdom

Co-founder and president of PETA, animal activist Ingrid Newkirk is also associated with organizations such as EarthSave International and United Poultry Concerns. She has also penned books such as Free the Animals! Apart from soaking herself in fake blood for protests, she has also supported the often-anti-social Animal Liberation Front.

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Carolyn Hennesy
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Birthdate: June 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Rukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)
Rukmini Devi Arundale
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Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: February 24, 1986

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian dancer and choreographer. An exponent of Bharatanatyam, Rukmini Devi helped revive the original sadhir style of the dance form. She also popularized Bharatanatyam among Indian upper-caste elites for which she was named in India Today's 100 People Who Shaped India list. In 1956, Rukmini Devi Arundale was honored with the Padma Bhushan.

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Jean Clemens
(Welfare worker)
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Birthdate: July 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
Died: December 24, 1909
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Patricia de Leon
(Actress, Beauty Pageant winner)
Patricia de Leon
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Birthdate: January 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
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Ozge Ozder
(Actress)
Ozge Ozder
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Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
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Marianne Thieme
(Politician, Animal rights activist)
Marianne Thieme
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Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ede, Netherlands
Sarah Helen Power Whitman
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Birthdate: January 19, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: June 27, 1878
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Bunga Jelitha
(Beauty pageant winner, Model)
Bunga Jelitha
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Birthdate: September 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Seba Johnson
(Alpine skiing)
Seba Johnson
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Birthdate: May 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederiksted,Virgin Islands, United States
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Kelly Rebecca Nichols
(Animal Rights Activist)
Kelly Rebecca Nichols
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Birthdate: July 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Travis County, Texas
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Kim Sears
(Artist and Wife of Tennis Star Andy Murray)
Kim Sears
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Birthdate: December 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcombe, United Kingdom

Kim Sears is a British artist known for her portraits, paintings, and other forms of illustrations. She mainly focuses on animals as the subject of her artwork and strives to create awareness about animal rights. She is also involved in philanthropic ventures related to animals. She is married to professional tennis player Andy Murray and has two daughters. 

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Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones
(Quincy Jones' Daughter)
Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones
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Birthdate: February 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States
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Maggie McGuane
(Canadian Activists and Daughter of Actress Margot Kidder)
Maggie McGuane
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Birthdate: October 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canada

Maggie McGuane is a Canadian author and activist. From working for an animal shelter to helping victims of Hurricane Katrina, Maggie McGuane has been involved as an activist for several causes. She is the daughter of American writer, Thomas McGuane, and popular Canadian-American actress, Margot Kidder.